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Cóctel de los Muertos

I’ve been enjoying a lot more mezcal recently, and while working on some new recipes, I decided to shake up a mezcal version of one of my favorite classic cocktails in this lovely, Italian leather-wrapped cobbler shaker gifted to me by Graphic Image (isn’t it gorgeous?! ?)

In this Corpse Reviver No. 2 variation, I swapped mezcal for gin and lime juice for lemon, making a smokey, Corpse Reviver-meets-Margarita kind of warm weather sipper. Given the simplicity (and deliciousness), I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else has created this cocktail before, but I haven’t found the recipe online. If you know this cocktail by another name, let me know!


  • 1 oz mezcal
  • 1 oz Lillet blanc
  • 1 oz Cointreau / triple sec
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Absinthe rinse

Rinse a coupe with absinthe. Add remaining ingredients and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain, garnish with a orange twist, and enjoy!